Ryukyu no Ichiba (Ryukyu Market)

Toraji Ishikawa


Printed 1935 Originally published by the artist. Ishikawa is best-known as artist of " Ten Types of Female Nudes". Also Ishikawa published some nice landscape prints including this print. This print shows fresh market in Okinawa. Water marked "Ishikawa Toraji" on the lower left. Also titled "Ryukyu no Ichiba", carver name "Yamagishi Kazue"(1891~1984) and printer name "Eijiro Urushibara"(1882-1943) on the lower left margin. Please see the picture.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 18 and 1/4 inches by 14 and 3/4 inches.
Image size: 14 and 7/8 inches by 11 and 3/4 inches.
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Ca.1935
Signed: Artist brush signed "Ishikawa" by hand with "Tora" artist red seal on the upper right corner of image.
Condition: Condition is very good for it's old age. Still strong colors. Paper crease at the lower right margin which will be easily matted out.